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March 16, 1996 | From wire reports
Jason Thomas scored 28 points as Compton Dominguez broke away in the third quarter to beat Walnut Creek Northgate, 65-49, and win the Division II boys' basketball state high school championship Friday night at the Arco Arena in Sacramento. Fresno Washington Union 56, Santa Rosa Cardinal Newman 42--Demetrius Porter scored 27 points to help Washington Union (29-1) to its second state title, in the Division IV boys' championship game.
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February 22, 2003 | LONNIE WHITE
More than 320 college football players traveled to Indianapolis for the NFL's annual scouting combine this week, but quarterback Jason Thomas was not one of them. It wasn't that he didn't want to be there. It's just that he wasn't invited after a dismal senior season at Nevada Las Vegas, which finished with a 5-7 record.
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July 25, 1998 | TRIS WYKES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ed Burke, Torrey Pines High coach who is serving as coach of the California team in the 47th annual Shrine All-Star Football Classic, was in high spirits during practice Thursday at Rancho Capistrano Conference Center. Burke raced a manager to retrieve loose footballs, jumped into the backfield during a play to help pick up a blitz and displayed a cheery and relaxed attitude.
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October 27, 2000 | DAVID WHARTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Almost two years have passed since Jason Thomas left USC, a blue-chip recruit demoted to third-string quarterback, convinced he would never get a chance to play. Now, when he watches the Trojans on television, he sees his former team losing. He sees the quarterback, Carson Palmer, struggling and wonders if he should have stuck around. "It's natural to wonder," he said. "But no matter what decision you make, you have to live with it." And life has been good lately.
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December 14, 1996 | PETER YOON
It has been 13 years since Willie Donerson took over the head coaching position at Compton Dominguez High, but Friday night he finally reached the top. The Dons won their first Southern Section football championship with a 42-16 victory over Chino Hills Ayala in the Division II final at Cerritos College. "There have been a lot of tears," Donerson said of his 13-year stint. "But it's all worth it tonight. This is the most important thing I have done in my life."
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September 9, 1998 | ROBYN NORWOOD
After a failed last-ditch effort to avoid surgery, USC freshman quarterback Jason Thomas will undergo arthroscopic surgery to remove scar tissue in his left ankle and sit out the season, using his redshirt year. "This is the best thing for me in the long run," said Thomas, who broke the ankle in a game last year at Compton Dominguez High and was hampered by soreness during training camp. "I've got to take care of my body."
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July 26, 1998 | SCOTT MOE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After a misunderstanding with Coach Ed Burke earlier this week, it appeared Jason Thomas would not have an impact in Saturday's 47th Annual Shrine All-Star Football Classic. Burke said he believed Thomas, a Parade All-American quarterback from Compton Dominguez High, had left training camp after curfew, and he demoted him behind starter Carson Palmer of Santa Margarita.
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August 18, 1998 | ROBYN NORWOOD
Freshman quarterback Jason Thomas, a prized recruit from Compton Dominguez High, is struggling with his situation at USC after falling among the also-rans at quarterback. "It's hard to swallow," Thomas said Monday. "I did get an opportunity. I have to be a man about it."
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September 28, 1999 | ROBYN NORWOOD
Jason Thomas turned on the USC-Oregon game in Las Vegas late Saturday night and saw Mike Van Raaphorst at quarterback. On Sunday, he heard the news: Carson Palmer is out because of a broken collarbone, perhaps for the rest of the season. "It was total shock," said Thomas, the highly regarded prospect who transferred from USC to Nevada Las Vegas last summer after realizing he wasn't going to get a chance to unseat Palmer. "Naturally, I'm human, that was my first thought: 'Damn, I could be there.'
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March 16, 1996 | ERIC SHEPARD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jason Thomas is a muscular 6-foot-4 forward, who's slam-dunking one minute and making three-point baskets the next. The Compton Dominguez High standout put on his latest show Friday night, scoring a game-high 28 points in leading the Dons to a 65-49 victory over Walnut Creek Northgate in the State Division II final. Before 9,592 at Arco Arena, Thomas grabbed the spotlight.
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September 28, 1999 | ROBYN NORWOOD
Jason Thomas turned on the USC-Oregon game in Las Vegas late Saturday night and saw Mike Van Raaphorst at quarterback. On Sunday, he heard the news: Carson Palmer is out because of a broken collarbone, perhaps for the rest of the season. "It was total shock," said Thomas, the highly regarded prospect who transferred from USC to Nevada Las Vegas last summer after realizing he wasn't going to get a chance to unseat Palmer. "Naturally, I'm human, that was my first thought: 'Damn, I could be there.'
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December 16, 1998 | LONNIE WHITE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The last five months have been a learning experience for USC freshman Jason Thomas, and this week might be his toughest challenge as he prepares for his first batch of college final exams. Instead of worrying about his position on the Trojans' quarterback depth chart or his athletic future as a whole, Thomas was more concerned Tuesday with studying for an upcoming test in natural geography.
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September 9, 1998 | ROBYN NORWOOD
After a failed last-ditch effort to avoid surgery, USC freshman quarterback Jason Thomas will undergo arthroscopic surgery to remove scar tissue in his left ankle and sit out the season, using his redshirt year. "This is the best thing for me in the long run," said Thomas, who broke the ankle in a game last year at Compton Dominguez High and was hampered by soreness during training camp. "I've got to take care of my body."
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August 18, 1998 | ROBYN NORWOOD
Freshman quarterback Jason Thomas, a prized recruit from Compton Dominguez High, is struggling with his situation at USC after falling among the also-rans at quarterback. "It's hard to swallow," Thomas said Monday. "I did get an opportunity. I have to be a man about it."
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July 26, 1998 | SCOTT MOE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After a misunderstanding with Coach Ed Burke earlier this week, it appeared the chances of Jason Thomas having an impact in Saturday's 47th Annual Shrine All-Star Football Classic were diminished. Burke said he believed Thomas, a Parade All-American quarterback from Compton Dominguez High, had left training camp after curfew and demoted him behind starter Carson Palmer of Santa Margarita.
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July 26, 1998 | SCOTT MOE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After a misunderstanding with Coach Ed Burke earlier this week, it appeared Jason Thomas would not have an impact in Saturday's 47th Annual Shrine All-Star Football Classic. Burke said he believed Thomas, a Parade All-American quarterback from Compton Dominguez High, had left training camp after curfew, and he demoted him behind starter Carson Palmer of Santa Margarita.
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January 21, 1997 | ERIC SHEPARD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the first meeting between two of the Southland's top high school boys' basketball programs, Compton Dominguez outran Crenshaw, 101-90, in the featured game of the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Challenge Monday night at Pauley Pavilion. Junior forward Jason Thomas finished with a game-high 33 points, including several dunks that brought standing ovations before a celebrity-filled crowd of 7,500.
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July 25, 1998 | TRIS WYKES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ed Burke, Torrey Pines High coach who is serving as coach of the California team in the 47th annual Shrine All-Star Football Classic, was in high spirits during practice Thursday at Rancho Capistrano Conference Center. Burke raced a manager to retrieve loose footballs, jumped into the backfield during a play to help pick up a blitz and displayed a cheery and relaxed attitude.
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January 21, 1997 | ERIC SHEPARD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the first meeting between two of the Southland's top high school boys' basketball programs, Compton Dominguez outran Crenshaw, 101-90, in the featured game of the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Challenge Monday night at Pauley Pavilion. Junior forward Jason Thomas finished with a game-high 33 points, including several dunks that brought standing ovations before a celebrity-filled crowd of 7,500.
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